Dear Members & Friends
2020 has been an unusual year so we have an online festival to match the mood. Catch the most exciting talks, films and conversations over 5th, 6th and 7th March on our YouTube channel and Facebook page. Detailed schedule is attached.
Day 1: March 05, 2021:
On Day 1, The THC Seminar has celebrated author Bernadette McDonald talk about her book Winter 8000, an electrifying account of winter ascents of all 8000 m peaks and Prerna Dangi an amazing young Indian frozen waterfall climber present her life through stunning photographs.
The Alpine Club UK has shared a talk by Mark Richey and others who climbed Link Sar in Pakistan’s Karakorams which had eluded mountaineers for decades.
On Day 2 we have Natalie Berry, a climber and translator of To Live, a heartrending account of Elisabeth Revol’s survival and rescue on Nanga Parbat which was bittersweet in so many ways.
The low-key Estonian climber Kristjan Erik will talk about his exploration and maiden climb of Kungzang Kangri in the Eastern Karakoram.
Back in 2017, many of you heard Mick Fowler’s live presentation of his adventures with climbing buddy Victor Saunders on Sersank. Well, here he is again with another version of that story.
Finally we have Jamling Tenzing, who as Tenzing Norgay’s son carries a rich Sherpa legacy with ease and grace. Watch him chat with The Sherpa Project on a range of issues closest to his heart.
Day 3 will see Peter Van Geit, mountain runner and minimalist, cover 2000 kms across Uttarakhand this winter, Mapping the Western Himalaya. The photographs will stay with you.
We will be brought back to earth by Rupin Dang who will present a broad-based set of personal notes and films on the imperatives of ecological well-being in the Himalaya, from years of travel right across our mountains. Shekhar Pathak editor of Pahar, who has been overseeing rescue and rehabilitation operations in Uttarakhand will add his concerns as well.
And for the grand finale we have the very impassioned Kuntal Joisher chat with his buddy Mingma Tenzing, one of the ten Sherpas who stood atop K2 as part of the Sherpa team that made maiden tracks up this killer mountain this winter, for the first time ever.
Wg Cdr Sudhir Kutty